Children to learn what it takes to be a Lord Mayor

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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PUPILS at Manor Infant School in Portsmouth are looking forward to an inspirational visit next month.

On November 21, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lynne Stagg, will go to the school as part of Parliament week.

Cllr Stagg will meet children and parents, giving a talk and answering questions on her role in the city.

Up to 90 pupils will then be taken to Portsmouth Guildhall for a guided tour.

Organiser Victoria Merton, a parent and volunteer for Community Actions in Portsmouth and Fratton, and Portsea Time Bank, said: ‘I was around 12 years old when Cllr Stagg used to teach me and it made me think that the Lord Mayor was an ordinary person who has become very important for Portsmouth.’

Ms Merton hopes the talk and tour will raise children’s aspirations and show them that they too can become a Lord Mayor of Portsmouth.